The Gateways Early Years Assessment & Therapy team work in partnership with families to provide a range of children’s services to promote the development, well-being and opportunities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a development delay, intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome and other disabilities or additional needs. Our wide range of programs and therapy services can help develop your child’s communication, learning, self help skills, gross and fine motor skills, sensory awareness, social skills and behaviour issues.
We also have an expert team that conducts Autism Assessments for children living in the Geelong, Barwon and South West regions aged between 0-6 years, which can diagnose children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in consultation with the child’s paediatrician.
They are servicing not only the person with the disability but very much the family too.
– Michael, parent
For more information about our specialist therapy services or Autism assessments in Geelong & South West Victoria, contact Gateways Therapy & Inclusion Manager.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex disorder that can affect a child’s: Communication Social interaction Behaviour Sensory awareness Play skills and imagination Ability to cope with change. These characteristics often lead to behaviours such as: Rigid adherence to routines Fixations on objects or topics (restricted interests) Withdrawal...
Generally, early intervention is more effective the younger the child is when they begin. Gateways Early Childhood Intervention Services are provided to children (0-7 years) and their families in the Geelong, Barwon, South West and Melbourne region, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a development delay, intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome and other disabilities or...
Early Intervention Therapy Playgroups are designed for families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delay, high sensory and communication needs and significant behavioural issues. They provide children with the chance to play, learn new skills and socialise with other children, in an environment suited to children with additional needs. Gateways Support Services offers a variety of Early...